“Children are happy and settled at the pre-school……children are fully engaged in activities and are seen laughing and smiling as they have an enjoyable time” Ofsted, January 2012
The Early Years Entitlement
The Early Years Entitlement is a part-time place for each eligible child. Somerset County Council will fund part-time Early Years Entitlement places for three and four year olds spread across the academic year starting from the funding period after the child’s third birthday. Click here to be taken to Somerset county council school term dates or Find out more about Early Years Entitlement
Early Years Foundation Stage
We follow the The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
There is more information available on the EYFS available on the Department of Education’s website: Click here to find out more.
Sure Start children’s centres
There are more than 3,600 children’s centres in England. They bring all the different support agencies together to offer a range of services to meet you and your child’s needs, all in one place.
They’re somewhere your child can make friends and learn as they play. You can get professional advice on health and family matters, learn about training and job opportunities or just socialise with other people. Most of the services provided are free and there are a range of groups on offer at each different centre, such as singing sessions, ‘Gymboree’ style activities and new baby support groups.